Human Impact on Centennial Woods. Conductivity in Watershed. Water Tests pH Conductivity Dissolved Oxygen Temperature Width Depth Velocity Phosphorus. Conductivity reflects salt concentrations in water Salt comes from roads. Soil. Soil pH.
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Conductivity in Watershed • Water Tests • pH • Conductivity • Dissolved Oxygen • Temperature • Width • Depth • Velocity • Phosphorus • Conductivity reflects salt concentrations in water • Salt comes from roads
Soil Soil pH The pH levels were consistently low (acidic) in the sites we tested.
1999 Young Deciduous/Shrub Mixed Pine/Deciduous White Pine
1974 Star (White Pine) Average Age 31 Years There are fewer trees at the white pine and young deciduous/shrub sites
1937 The mixed pine/deciduous has been there since 1937 The white pine and young deciduous/shrub were cleared land
Wildlife We used a program called NEWILD (New England Wildlife) to figure out which species we might encounter. We plugged in data about the forest habitat of each site, and the program came out with a list of species that would reside in that area. This gives us a list of species that people can look for and are likely to see at each site. Site B: White Breasted Nuthatch, Wood Thrush, Least Flycatcher Site C: Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Woodland Vole Site D: Eastern Garter Snake, Ruffed Grouse, White Footed Mouse
Conclusions • Runoff • Past and Current Human Land Use • Forest Type • Tree Age • Wildlife Diversity
Credits STUDENTS: Sarah Staib Otis Munroe Luke Sisler Sam Wood Bennett Winsor Michael Ricci Cyndie Brown Brenden Lewis Noah Duncan Lizzy Libby Sarah Whiteside Eliza Warren-Shriner Julie Bauer INSRUCTORS: Matt Palubinskas Kristen Sharpless Paul Bierman